posted by finalcut (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Nov 22, 2008
Member since Oct 2004
The gameplay in the first level is amazing. running around, climbing, jumping, it really is amazing, and the visuals are stunning. However, once the bad guys come into play, it gets a bit less interesting. I also didn't really see the need for the animated cut scenes, which looked like cheaply done flash animations. It seems like the in-game visuals would have done much better. Worth checking out though, just for the feeling of the first level alone, if nothing else. Download the demo first.
I have to say i was looking forward to this game coming out, but after playing it, i would advise renting before buying. The game actually starts out pretty good and keeps your attention, but around chapter 4-5 the levels start getting insanely hard and you die so often it gets frustrating. It seems the cops become almost superhuman and they only have to body check you twice and you die. Not to mention the stupid runner cops, where if you try to fight them, they block everything u throw and if u hesitate or she doesnt get up the wall fast enough, consider yourself dead and starting at ur last checkpoint. i actually had to put the game down for a day or two before i wanted to finish it. Overall its visually stunning and thats it. its extremely short, it will test ur patience, and the online portion isnt worth dirt. Could have been much, much better. i hope they make a sequel so they can fix all these issues and maybe expand on gameplay.
This game is a fun change from the ordinary fps. However there is one problem I have found and searching online message boards I am not the only one. The game at some point fairly late in the game will freeze. The entire PS3 will freeze up as well not just the game. To my knowledge there has not been a patch released for the game yet. So this will happen for some of you. I have an original PS3 60gb. Beyond this glitch it is a fun game and the motion blur and viewpoint give an amazing feeling of momentum. Hope a patch will be released for the ones who encounter this glitch.